Happy Women's Day

Happy Women's Day



Some say that a woman is for sleeping with

Long winter nights..

Some say that a woman is for play-like

Like a sexy dancer on a green harvest ground

To make her dance with nine-castanets…

Some say she is my spouse..

Some say she is the spiritual debt

That I carry around my neck

Some say; she’s the one who leavens my bread,

Some say; she’s one who gives my children birth…

She’s neither this nor that, not a sexy dancer, not a spouse, not a debt, none of that!

She is my arms and my legs and my head..

My mother, my wife, my sister, my lover-confidant

She is My Lifelong Bosom Friend…


~ Nazım Hikmet